West Brom Suffer Late Penalty Pain As Leeds Held In Championship
Ten-man West Brom missed the chance to extend their lead in the Championship as Charlton forced a dramatic 2-2 draw in stoppage time at the Hawthorns on Saturday.
The Baggies went ahead in the 10th minute through midfielder Matt Phillips but Charlton equalised on the hour from Macauley Bonne’s header.
In the 67th minute, West Brom saw defender Nathan Ferguson shown a straight red card for a foul on Chris Solly.
Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu then looked to have secured the hosts’ victory with just nine minutes left but Charlton were awarded a penalty deep into stoppage time and Josh Cullen kept his cool from the spot.
Earlier, Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds both spurned the opportunity to move to the top of the table.
The Yorkshire rivals had to settle for a point from a 0-0 draw at rain-soaked Hillsborough.
Preston took advantage to move up into second place after coming from 2-0 down to beat Blackburn with a late goal from Tom Barkhuizen.
Rovers had taken the lead inside the opening minute when Preston goalkeeper Declan Rudd spilled Sam Gallagher’s header. The forward then curled home a second.
Barkhuizen’s header reduced the deficit early in the second half following a mistake by Rovers keeper Christian Walton.
Preston were level in the 65th minute through a penalty from Dan Johnson after Elliott Bennett had fouled Alan Browne.
Barkhuizen completed the turnaround when he curled in a shot from the edge of the penalty area to send Preston above Leeds on goal difference.
At the other end of the table, Huddersfield moved out of the bottom three with a 2-1 win over struggling Barnsley.
New Millwall boss Gary Rowett got his first win with a 2-0 defeat of former club Stoke and Birmingham beat Luton 2-1 with a late goal from Lukas Jutkiewicz.
In-form forward Jarrod Bowen scored both goals as Hull beat Derby 2-0.
Middlesbrough dropped into the bottom three after a goalless draw at home to Fulham.
Nottingham Forest’s home game against Reading was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.
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